Smoothstone IP Communications Announces Jim Tennant as Vice President of Business Development & Channel Management

Jan 26, 2010, 10:13 ET from Smoothstone IP Communications

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Smoothstone IP Communications, a leading nationwide provider of enterprise IP-based unified communications, announced today that Jim Tennant has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development & Channel Management.

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Jim will define and implement programs and processes within our channel management organization that will drive revenue growth through Smoothstone's channel partner relationships. This new appointment strengthens Smoothstone's presence among partners selling IP-based communications equipment, cloud-based services and on-demand applications to enterprises nationwide.

"Smoothstone is very pleased to have Jim Tennant join our team," said Jon Jorgl, Smoothstone's Chief Development Officer. "Jim brings with him over 24 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry. Our steady growth and unique positioning in the industry have attracted strong talent, like Jim's, to cultivate our critical channel partner relationships and help them grow. We believe Jim's impressive background and experience in this area speaks for itself."

Prior to joining Smoothstone, Jim held leadership roles at Covad, ICG Communications, XO, Verizon and AT&T. Most recently, Jim was responsible for fueling increased revenue growth rates from Covad's Indirect Channel, where he developed relationships with their Master Agents and Alliance Partners.

About Smoothstone IP Communications:

Smoothstone IP Communications is a nationwide provider of unified IP communications services to enterprises. Smoothstone delivers Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), IP trunking, unified threat management, MPLS networking, contact center solutions, messaging and advanced collaboration tools as a unified suite of managed services and cloud based applications. Smoothstone's scalable, on–demand applications & services can be integrated with a customer's existing network and telecommunications infrastructure, operational processes and employee activities, enabling a customer to migrate to unified IP communications as their business requirements dictate. For more information, visit or call (800) 773.3037.

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